Valle de la Orotava DO

Valle De La Orotava DO Wine Area Map
Valle De La Orotava DO Temperature, Rainfall and Sunshine

In this lush, north-western corner of Tenerife, vines are found on the terraced northern slopes of Mount Teide. They spread around the attractive old town of La Orotava and down to Puerto de la Cruz, once the island's busiest port.

Today, with healthy local demand fed by the year-round tourist business, production is growing and quality is improving. Fruity whites come from the west of the zone; ruby reds from the east. Only 30% of wines are currently bottled, so there is potential for many more to emerge on the market in coming years.
 

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador DO Valle de la Orotava
Parque Recreativo El Bosquito, 1 Urb. La Marzagana La Perdoma
38315 La Orotava
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Tel.: +34 922 309 922 / 23
info@dovalleorotava.com; marketing@dovalleorotava.com; tecnico@dovalleorotava.com
www.dovalleorotava.com

Sources

Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

Regulatory Council, Valle de la Orotava PDO

 

Fruity whites come from the west of the zone; ruby reds from the east. Only 30% of wines are currently bottled.

Valle De La Orotava DO Consejo Regulador De La Denominacion De Origen
Valle De La Orotava DO Vineyards and Production
Vineyards
Area under vine

337 ha.

Altitude of vineyards

100 - 900 m.

Soil types

Volcanic sand and clay over volcanic bedrock and low PH.

Principal grapes (w)

Gual, Malvasía, Verdello, Vijariego and Listán Blanco.

Production 2015

Listán Negro, Malvasía Rosada and Negramoll.

Production
Maximum crop

Red 10,000 kg/ha and white 13,000 kg/ha

Yield

70-74 % (red)

Production 2013

792,587 kg

Production 2014

607,631 kg

Production 2015

607,649 kg